mardi gras moodboard

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Happy Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday, friends! Truthfully, Mardi Gras isn't a holiday I've celebrated much in the past (aside from a few themed parties in college) but I'd love to actually go to New Orleans someday!

Not knowing much about Mardi Gras in general, I did a little reading to gain inspiration for today's moodboard. Here are a couple facts I picked up:

  • Did you know the colors of Mardi Gras were chosen in 1872 and each have their own meanings? Purple represents justice, green represents faith and gold represents power.
  • A phrase used along with the Mardi Gras celebration is, "joie de vivre", a French phrase meaning "joy of living". Joie de vivre is often used to describe a person with the ability to love life to the fullest--reflected in how they act, what they do and a quality that seems to shine from within them. I loved this. I can only hope that my "joie de vivre" & energy are something I'm admired for.

Fat Tuesday is also a reminder of Ash Wednesday tomorrow & the 40 days of Lent to follow. My mom suggested "giving up" a negative quality--impatience, anxiety, fear of failure etc.--instead of a physical item. I thought this was a great idea--now I just need to choose one! 

Hope y'all have a great Tuesday. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler and thanks for reading!

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What are your plans for celebrating Fat Tuesday? Do you observe Lent? If so, what are you planning to "give up"? Please share--I'd love to hear!